A boy and his father are walking in the mountains.

Suddenly the son falls, hurts himself, and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Curious, he yells: ”Who are you?”

He receives the answer: “Who are you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”

He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks at his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”

And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”

The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”

The voice retorts: “You are a champion!’

The boy is surprised but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really, this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

Life will give you back everything you have given to it”


 Life will always echo to us who we really are. We get out of life what we put into it. If our words and deeds have been helpful, generous and good; life will echo happiness, blessings, and fulfillment into our destinies. However, if our words and deeds have been unkind and bestial, life will sound the echoes of misery, despair, and failure into our destinies.


Are you prepared for life’s promotions? Then you must pass the tests of life. The tests of life is not the trials of tragedies but rather life’s  tests are the tests of character that reveal  your level of maturity or immaturity as it is evident in your faith-walk and love-walk and these can be manifested in your words as we respond or react to people, events and situations.

Words released into the universe bounces back into our lives to create our experience. In life, everything produces after its kind. Consequently, you can’t have a positive life and speak negatively most of the time and you can’t have a negative life and speak positively most of the time.

Taming the tongue is coming to terms with success. Taming the tongue is training yourself to speak words that count. When you make your words count, your success starts counting. You can’t gain victories in your life with vain words. Useless words will never produce a useful life. What flows out of your mouth determines the flow of your life. When you keep watch over your mouth, you keep watch over your life.



Timeless Gem

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About the Author


Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog:, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.

She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.

At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars